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From the National Gallery of Art:

“National Gallery Nights returns this fall, bringing lively, multisensory, themed programs to the East Building after hours on the second Thursday of September, October, and November.

The program runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and offers the myriad experiences that define National Gallery Nights, including live performances, artmaking, music, and pop-up talks. As with all National Gallery programs, the event is free; light fare and drinks are available for purchase. Read More


Thanks to Sara for passing on from @myblagdennaylor:

“Today (Sunday) from 3-6pm in Blagden Alley! Please spread the word.

Come on out. Bring the kids. Inspire civic engagement. Unleash your inner artist. Express your support for reproductive rights!

We have the chalk, bubbles, snacks, and drinks.

All welcome-residents and businesses from near and far.”

Rendering courtesy Jackson Jarvis Studio_OLIN + OMA

From a press release:

“Four commissioned public art pieces were announced today by​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government – reflecting the park’s design principles and values. In response to over 200 community meetings where public art was prioritized, a lighted sculpture inspired by plants growing along the Anacostia River; a mural depicting the African American and Native American experiences tied to caring for the land, hammocks created to honor DC culture reflective of the community; and design of a mobile, small business kiosk aimed at supporting East of the River Black entrepreneurs were selected from over 60 entries by the park’s curatorial committee comprised of local residents, experts, and artists. Read More


From a press release:

“APO: The APO, well known for reimagining American popular music through non-traditional orchestra settings, brings musicians and the community together at CityCenterDC on June 16th from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Orchestrations by Conor Keelan include “Almost Like Being in Love,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “If I Loved You/Will You Still Love Me,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “9 to 5,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Most recently APO has been featured in more than twelve national broadcasts on PBS, with programs ranging from American Roots to a complete re-imagining of the musical WICKED.

CONEFLOWER CANOPY: Coneflower Canopy is part of CityCenterDC’s mission to bring art to the property and uplift local creatives. The summer installation, curated by Latela Curatorial specifically for Palmer Alley, adds an enchanting place for patrons and passers-by to enjoy while strolling through CityCenterDC. Coneflower Canopy is one component of CityCenterDC’s summer programming. You can also expect art, music, bubble shows, spectacular al fresco dining, and of course the best shopping in the city. Read More


photo by Geoff Livingston

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to ask everyone what their experience has been getting tickets for the Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn? When it was there a few years ago, it was the hottest ticket in town. Now the museum is only releasing same day tickets in person the morning of. I was wondering how good a chance I have getting tickets now?”

Another reader asked: “Anyone have experience getting the same-day tix to Kusama at the Hirshhorn? What time to get in line / when do they usually run out by?”

Some experiences: Read More


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Ed. Note: Simply Banh Mi‘s website message is spectacular:

“we’re in the basement now. Please knock on the basement door to pickup. thanks!


if you’ve happened across this dumpster fire of a webpage then you’re probably interested in ordering food not web development services. fortunately we got that food for ya… but if you want some terrible web design ideas i gotchu.

sooooo we no longer have a dining room. it didn’t make sense to continue paying rent while not being able to serve customers. while it initially really sucked i’ve come to terms with it. Read More


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